If you’re looking to fill your Instagram feed with gorgeous photos from your visit to Montgomery County, Maryland, our list of the 12 most Instagrammable spots has you covered. From beautiful flowers to large-scale public art, here are some of our favorite places to photograph just outside Washington, DC.
1. Outdoor Sculptures at the Glenstone Museum
As one of Montgomery County, Maryland’s most colorful sculptures, artist Jeff Koon’s piece titled “Split-Rocker,” looks great from every angle.
2. Sunflowers at McKee-Beshers
McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area is a must. Frolic through their extensive sunflower fields and capture a naturally Instagrammable moment.
3. Waterfalls and Rapids at Great Falls
Experience the beauty of the powerful Potomac River as water flows across rocks and dips along the border between Maryland and Virginia.
4. What Lifts You Mural in Bethesda Row
Give yourself a pair of wings and see the likes on your post take flight when you visit artist Kelsey Montague’s larger-than-life mural.
5. The Swings at the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair
If you’re in the area in August, the swings (and let’s be real, most any of the rides) at the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair make for a great shot.
6. The Tulips in Brookside Gardens
Spring weather brings beautiful blooms to Brookside Gardens and photos of these florals are sure to brighten your feed.
7. The Beach at Pike & Rose
This sand-covered community space in North Bethesda features fitness classes, Adirondack chairs, and a bar with themed cocktails in the summer.
8. Community History Public Art in Kensington
Local artists Matt Corrado and Meaghan McNamara created this colorful mural featuring the history of the business community in the area.
9. The Historic Dentzel Carousel at Glen Echo Park
Originally installed in 1921, take your followers for a ride on this restored local treasure that features carefully carved figures and animals.
10. View from the Peak of Sugarloaf Mountain
Hike to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain for a spectacular adventure and an accompanying view that will take the likes on your post to new heights.
11. Cherry Blossoms in Kenwood
Just a few days after the cherry blossoms bloom at the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC, the beauty continues in the Kenwood neighborhood between Bethesda and Chevy Chase.
12. BioWall in Silver Spring
The BioWall is an outdoor public space art and education video installation featuring non-commercial, life sciences, artistic and educational programming, located at the United Therapeutics headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland. Measuring 16’x9′, it is a state of the art HD video display offering a platform to educators, artists, students, scientists, and the community for the purpose of public enlightenment and entertainment.